Nickel-based alloys are especially useful spring materials to combat corrosion and to withstand both elevated and below-zero temperature application. Their nonmagnetic characteristic is important for such devices as gyroscopes, chronoscopes, and indicating instruments. These materials have high electrical resistance and should not be used for conductors of electrical current.
Nickel is a versatile metal that is found in abundance in the earth’s crust and core. First discovered and isolated by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, a Swedish chemist and mineralogist, nickel exhibits several desirable properties that render it useful in industrial applications. For one, nickel is highly ductile and is valuable as an alloying element to alter the properties of other metals.
Various grades of stainless steel can be created by the addition of nickel to produce alloys that offer corrosion resistance and high-temperature endurance, making them ideal for uses in chemical plants where exposure to caustic substances may be expected.
One of our many types of Nickel Wire:
|Alloy 400 Wire
|A Nickel-Copper alloy with high strength and excellent resistance to many corrosive environments. Alloy 400 is widely used in many fields, especially marine and chemical processing.
|0.0200 – 0.1250
Conforms to NASM20995NC
Conforms to AMS 4730
Conforms to QQ-N-281